This symposium of the United nations Research Institute for Social Development seeks to:
(i) understand the conditions and contexts that enable social and solidarity economy (SSE) to expand; and
(ii) assess the implications of such processes and interactions with external actors and institutions for realizing the potential of SSE as a distinctive approach to development.
As interest in alternative production, finance and consumption grows in the face of global crises, this conference will explore the potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) — organizations such as cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, social enterprise and associations of informal workers that have explicit social and economic objectives, and involve various forms of cooperation and solidarity.
Through this event UNRISD aims to raise the visibility of debates about SSE within the United Nations system and beyond, and contribute to thinking in international policy circles about a post-2015 development agenda.
SSE, Public Policy and Law
Political Economy of SSE and Collective Action
SSE, Welfare Regimes and Social Service Provisioning
SSE and Local Development
SSE and Gender Dynamics
Scaling up SSE through the Market
SSE, Resilience and Sustainability
Priorities for Research, Policy and Action
To register for the conference, please use the online registration link provided on the top right of this page.